The Buzz 19:06:12

The Hornet’s round-up of style news stories from around the globe.


HRH the Prince of Wales opened London’s first Men’s Fashion week with a couple of memorable quips…

“… ‘Somebody has suggested I might even be an icon of fashion,’ [the Prince] told the audience at St James’s Palace.


‘After 64 bleeding years. I don’t know why.’”


Read the full story, as reported in Hello! Magazine HERE. *

*HRH’s suit in the article’s accompanying pics is by Anderson & Sheppard

“ Men’s style is more static than women’s, less subject to trends. We wear a narrower range of colours and designs. Do we really need a Fashion Week to ourselves?”

London’s First Men’s Fashion Week, as covered in The Independent. Read the full article HERE.

Legendary Hollywood movie outfitter Western Costume celebrates 100 years…

“To the casual passerby, there’s nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood.

Few would guess that, just upstairs, Christopher Plummer’s jacket from “The Sound of Music” is rubbing elbows with Vivien Leigh’s Walter Plunkett-designed buckboard dress from Gone With the Wind, not far from a feathered headdress once worn by Cary Grant in To Catch a Thief.”

Read the full story in the L.A Times HERE.

Boardwalk Empire Costumes nominated for Emmy Award.

“… Historically accurate costumes – a mix of vintage and made – initially surprised TV viewers with bright colors and bold patterns, especially on the men, who were literally the peacocks of that period of social upheaval.”

Read the full story in The Hollywood Reporter.


In brief… Behind the Scenes on Savile Row  (Daily Telegraph)… Men Spending More on Fashion (Daily Telegraph)

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